ENGL 232   Children's Literature* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : ENGL 121.

Children's Literature is meant for all students interested in bringing children and books together but is especially suited for those who are students with English or education majors; teachers already in the elementary school classroom; parents; those working with children in preschools, day-care centers and libraries; and grandparents and prospective parents. The course would also benefit those exploring the field of writing and illustrating for children. Students will identify children's needs and interests, list the criteria for choosing books for children, and demonstrate the means by which we can bring children and books together. Students will read, examine and critique a variety of children's literature selected by author, genre and historical time period.